The Colorado Avalanche have announced the signing of 20-year-old goaltender Trent Miner. The souris product was selected by the Avalanche 202nd overall in the seventh round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
The three-year, entry-level contract will begin in the 2021-22 season and is worth $2.49 million over the three years, should Miner be playing at the NHL level. Although likely not the case, he would earn an annual average value of $828K with Colorado. If he were to play in the American Hockey League, Miner would earn $70K annually.
The former Brandon Wheat Kings U-15 and U-18 star got his start with the AAA Southwest Cougars before transition to Brandon for three seasons. Since his minor hockey days, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound backstop has played 84 Western Hockey League games over four seasons with the Vancouver Giants.
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2018-19 was his very best season, to which he owned a dazzling 24-5-2 record, to go alongside a 1.98 goals against average, a .924 save percentage and three shutouts. In 15 games during the shortened 2020-21 season, Miner actually put up an impressive four shutouts.
Through his four years of Western League play, the MMHL’s top goaltender from 2017-18 owns a 48-28-5 record, a 2.49 goals against average, a .910 save percentage and eight shutouts.
Prior to the start of this year’s brief WHL season, Miner had the chance to suit up for the AHL’s Colorado Eagles on an amateur tryout agreement. He went 2-3-1 with a 2.86 goals against average and a .903 save percentage in his first taste of professional play. And in true Trent Miner fashion, he registered a shutout on February 27th against the Tucson Roadrunners. His four shutouts in the WHL this season were tied for the very best across the league.